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Fun fact: Prince was the original intended actor for the role of Ruby Rhod in ‘The Fifth Element.’ Above you will see the costume design for Prince drawn by Jean Paul Gautier. Upon meeting with Gaultier, Prince didn’t say a word but was amused. Prince thought the costume was “too effeminate” for him. Though, the real reason for Prince not taking the role had been tour date conflicts. Of course, the role would go to Chris Tucker; who did a fantastic job with the colorful character.🔥💎🔥

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Legendary Drummer John Blackwell Jr. was diagnosed with brain tumors while in Japan playing at the Blue Note Tokyo in a featuring with bassist Nik West about a year ago. Last night, he transitioned, passing away peacefully in the company of his loving wife Yarizta. Rest in Peace Mr Blackwell and thank you for sharing your amazing gifts with us.

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Kate as Patron of the London’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

8 February 2012: Attend a private viewing of artist Lucian Freud’s exhibit at the NPG.

19 July 2012: Enjoyed a private showing of “Road to 2012: Aiming High”, an exhibition documenting London’s preparations for the Olympic games, at the NPG.

11 January 2013: Attend the private unveiling of her first official portrait by artist Paul Emsley at the NPG.

11 February 2014: Attend the 2014 Portrait Gala at the NPG.

4 May 2016: View her new photographic portraits in the “Vogue 100: A Century of Style” exhibition at the NPG. 

28 March 2017: Attend the 2017 Portrait Gala at the NPG.

Prince Emancipation Era, 1996